This study explores the district heating and cooling sector and its new challenges, notably innovative financing schemes and business models capable of addressing the need for increasing leverage of private or alternative financing.
Citizens of Balti, Moldova’s second-largest city, will benefit from more efficient district heating thanks to a new €15 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to state-owned company CET Nord JSC. The company provides district heating services to around 70 per cent of the city’s population, as well as to numerous public buildings and commercial entities.
UK homes, university residences and public buildings will benefit from cleaner, more affordable heat and energy, thanks to £19 million government funding announced today to further expand Great Britain’s network of low carbon heating in December.
The guidebook contains aggregated information about the main economic drivers for low-temperature district heating. It shows how to obtain lower temperatures in heating systems inside existing and new buildings, as well as in existing and new heat distribution networks.
For decades the focus of district heating (DH) has been on energy efficiency and minimum operating temperatures. This quest for continuous efficiency improvements led to the modern 4th generation of DH (4GDH), operating at lowest possible temperature for direct utilization by end-user.